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What does the 2013 IPCC Summary Say About Water?

What does the 2013 IPCC Summary Say About Water? | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
The latest in a long series of science summaries on climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just been released.
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Researchers discover solar heat island effect caused by large-scale solar power plants

Researchers discover solar heat island effect caused by large-scale solar power plants | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Large-scale solar power plants raise local temperatures, creating a solar heat island effect that, though much smaller, is similar to that created by urban or industrial areas, according to a new study.
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Planning is needed.
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Climate scientists flock to France’s call

Climate scientists flock to France’s call | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
President said ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ — and researchers signed up.
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Japan’s Renewable-Energy Revolution

Japan’s Renewable-Energy Revolution | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Japan's approach to stewardship of its land and water resources is distinct from that of the U.S. As an island nation with a millennia-long history, the concepts of reuse, repurposing and multiple use are intrinsic to Japanese culture. In 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent Fukushima nuclear disaster caused Japan to reassess its dependence on nuclear power as a primary source of electricity generation. Building renewable-energy capacity, predominantly in the form of photovoltaic projects,
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Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth – ThinkProgress

Coal CEO admits that ‘clean coal’ is a myth – ThinkProgress | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
While President Donald Trump continues to tout “clean” coal, coal baron Robert Murray says it’s just a fantasy. “Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It’s a pseudonym for ‘no coal,’” the…
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These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up

These NASA Images Show Siberia Burning Up | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Large wildfires are becoming increasing common and severe in boreal forests around the world.
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New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly | John Abraham

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly | John Abraham | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
John Abraham: Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly
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The Life Cycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Lithium-Ion Batteries

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WWF-Canada Freshwater: National Coordination Imperative—WaterCA

WWF-Canada Freshwater: National Coordination Imperative—WaterCA | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
WWF-Canada has released a national assessment of Canada’s freshwater. The findings underscore the need for a national framework to manage water quality.
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China's Clean Energy Ambition Floats on Abandoned Coal Mine

China's Clean Energy Ambition Floats on Abandoned Coal Mine | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
China’s ambitions to dominate new energy technologies are unfolding at the site of an abandoned coal mine about 300 miles (483 kilometers) northwest of Shanghai.
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Caring about climate change: it's time to build a bridge between data and emotion | Ketan Joshi

Caring about climate change: it's time to build a bridge between data and emotion | Ketan Joshi | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Seeing the span of our children’s lives laid over a climate projection graph slices through the boredom that comes with climate apathy
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How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement

How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
What the United States' departure from the historic pact means for efforts to fight global warming.
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Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists

Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Combination of carbon emissions and ‘urban heat island’ effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century
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Solar is booming but solar parks could have unintended climate consequences

Solar is booming but solar parks could have unintended climate consequences | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Little is known about solar parks' impact on plants, soil and climate. A better approach to research could idenitfy risks and develop new solar parks that provide environmental benefits
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Very little is published on the down-side of solar. More studies, better planning are required to avoid new large scale problems.
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NASA Maps Saskatchewan's Wetlands, North Sask. River - Water Canada

Saskatchewan’s wetlands and North Saskatchewan River act as testing ground for new NASA technologies designed to map water in northern environments.
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Cheap Solar & Wind Energy Means US Will Meet Paris Targets Despite Trump

Cheap Solar & Wind Energy Means US Will Meet Paris Targets Despite Trump | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s determination to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord has been described as a major blow to the global carbon reduction effort. But a new report from Morgan Stanley argues the…
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How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous

How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
The long read: Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth?
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Three years to safeguard our climate

Three years to safeguard our climate | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020.
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Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
American mayors in Miami Beach for their annual meeting urged the federal government to fight global warming and vowed to step up their own efforts.
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Survey Suggests Canadian Perception of Water's Importance Conflicted

FluksAqua, a collaborative, online platform for water utility professionals has released the results of a survey on the Canadian public perception of water.
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Climate change study in Canada's Hudson Bay thwarted by climate change

Climate change study in Canada's Hudson Bay thwarted by climate change | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Warm temperatures create perilous ice conditions off Newfoundland, trapping fishing boats and tankers: ‘It’s not something you would expect to see there’
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India's rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

India's rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius (less than 1 degree Fahrenheit)
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7 reasons to be alarmed by record-setting levels of CO2

7 reasons to be alarmed by record-setting levels of CO2 | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Despite the best efforts of the Trump administration to ignore or contradict scientific reality, carbon dioxide levels continue to soar far outside the bounds of what Homo sapiens have ever…
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California Grid Smashes Record - Getting 67% of Energy From Renewables

California Grid Smashes Record - Getting 67% of Energy From Renewables | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Doesn't even count hydro and rooftop solar.
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